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Hi

This is a piece I did for a cover for the recent issue of ImagineFX magazine featuring some material on Syd Mead, the industrial designer who worked on Blade Runner. I was asked to paint an image paying homage to Syd Mead and his design work for the movie.

The magazine includes a step-by-step that I wrote. In the process I used some stock photography from mjranum-stock ([link]) for pose and lighting reference. Marcus graciously gave me permission to have the reference photo reproduced in the article. I haven't received my comp copy of the magazine yet so I haven't actually seen the writeup.

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Hope you like!
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Gierek76 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Badass!
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kakeru30 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
I love the Spinner so much!!
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Galinas-Claim Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
Very cool!  I saw this at the magazine rack when it came out, and I didn't have any money...wah, wah!
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:icondannyboy1890:
dannyboy1890 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
Cool futuristic art!
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:iconoff-world-replicant:
Off-World-Replicant Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
I would be proud to have this hanging on my wall. So cool. 
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ANDY1701A Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool. Nice one.
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:iconpsypop:
psypop Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Awesome piece Blade Runner is one of my fave SyFy flicks
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:iconjuantomajok:
juantomajok Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Great stuff, man
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GLENNGRAPHICS Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE COP CARS WERE SO AWESOME. THIS COULD'VE BEEN IN THE MOVIE.  GREAT WORK ON CAPTURING THE VIBE OF THE DAMP CROWDED CITY.  THE FEMALE BLADE RUNNER IS A GREAT TOUCH TOO. MAYBE IN PART 2???
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WaylonJennings Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Artist
I like her and love the art to the nth degree, but Rick is the best. Harrison Ford as Rick, now and forever. 
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:icontashoque:
tashoque Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
This is beyond awesome!
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Danilov89 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Francis Tsai, just read the article in a european publication "Fantasy Art", all I can say: gorgeous! I hope one day with a lot of practice I might reach at least half of the skill you have!
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14thdegree Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Fantastic piece. You really captured the essence of Mead's design work while maintaining some creative independence. I am a big fan of this genre and also of Marcus's work. I don't even use mjranum-stock but i have been a watcher for years just because i love seeing his beautiful compositions.
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CaptainDavyJones Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Whitebrush1138 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013   General Artist
This looks stellar, Mead written all over it. It would be awesome if they used this as a concept piece for the Blade Runner sequel that's being written.
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finkybeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Hey I just ordered that book of yours! "Extreme Worlds" and can't wait to read it and try out some of your digital art exercises. =) Awesome work.
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Alex9994 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice !
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moshomania1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blade Runner RULEZ! RIP Philip K. Dick.
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:iconkatsu333:
katsu333 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Coloring and lighting are incredible :)
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:iconjafnova:
JAFNOVA Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! Just love the flim!
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:iconedakunsis:
EdaKunsis Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hua----------fantastic!
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:iconlilidin:
LiliDin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
amazing!!!!
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:iconbenitaisok:
benitaisok Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
she's bad ass...about to go round up some droids.
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:icondream-chylde:
dream-chylde Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Beautiful lighting and reflections. Gorgeous all-around with the colors and details.
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:iconvr85:
VR85 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Stunning!
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:iconkudoze:
kudoze Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
sick color design! keep up the good work!!
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:iconarrowriter:
Arrowriter Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Incredible. The atmosphere (especially the rain) is perfect for Blade Runner as well as all the details.
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tmaldo33 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
luv the feel of it
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Fantastic work!
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:iconchris-919:
Chris-919 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this picture I wish I had the time, dedication and ability to paint like that!
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:iconjsouza88:
JSouza88 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Masterpiece!
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Timiniseat3D Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing
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SpaceMarines2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Badass.

'Dat Spinner.
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Yuzu-neko Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Предельно! Good job!)
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DIMA16 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
супеееррррррр!!!!!!
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:iconmaclad:
Maclad Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Brilliant, best I've seen on the web
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:iconchronosfx:
ChronoSFX Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
cool pic. the girls shadow is kinda throwing me, but I love the colors and feel.
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samael302 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Amazing, totally love it-.
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joshua2000thesavior Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
It is a wonderful master piece, exelent work
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brutality84 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
cool!!!!!!!
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cOMIFAB Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Impressive work! Great light and great rendering, only the legs reflection I think is too long but is not a great problem :)
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TheManAtFireOnFire Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Student General Artist
This is definitely an awesome work. Keep it going.
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StGeorge67 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Very very very NICE !
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Skarpskyter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
I love it, really does give the Blade Runner feeling. But why no umbrella lights? :)
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twofacetoo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Great work! Absolutely brilliant!
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RizarLogic Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Love the futuristic designs!

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Pigeon90210 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
awsome
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tomastocornal Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow really cool! Love the film
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Samael1103 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"-Have you ever retired an human by mistake?"
Great work!
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TheObsessiveBrowser Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Captures the sleek hi - tech spirit of BR very well. It could also be an illustration for Ghost in the Shell.
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